Marshall Mathers, known professionally as Eminem has joined the community of bored apes by purchasing a Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) non-fungible token (NFT) collectible for 123.45 ethereum or $452K at the time of settlement.
Slim Shady Purchases Bored Ape Yacht Club #9055 for $452K
The Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFTs have been very popular this year and the project saw more than $1 billion in volume worldwide, according to defillama.com metrics. Now Eminem has joined the BAYC bandwagon by purchasing BAYC #9055 for 123.45 ether on Thursday. The Detroit hip hop star shared the image on Twitter by using it as his social media bio picture.
Furthermore, the BAYC #9055 purchase indicates that the new owner is called “Shady_Holdings” on the Opensea platform and the portfolio also owns a number of Lil Baby Doodles X NFTs, Ditaggdogg#1 featuring a stencil image of the rapper, and Superlative Apes #3880.
I’m living in a simulation.
Thank you @Eminem for buying my ape and joining the club!
Madness. Let me write a lyric in your next single 🤣 pic.twitter.com/myGNRmMLeD
— GeeGazza (@Gee__Gazza) December 31, 2021
Eminem also owns the NFTs SABC #2615, Shaq Gives Back #4077, and Adult Fantasy Sub-Dude (130/151). In fact, the Shady_Holdings address holds a myriad of ERC721 NFTs. Eminem purchased BAYC #9055 from the NFT’s owner Geegazza, who shared his excitement on Twitter. Geegazza said:
I sold Eminem his @Boredapeyc…
Eminem Holds NFTs From 32 Collections
According to dappradar.com metrics, Slim Shady owns 166 non-fungible token (NFT) assets from 32 collections. At the time of writing, the address holds 1.52 ether after purchasing BAYC #9055 for 123.45. Eminem got 124 ether from an account that uses the ENS name georgio.eth. That account holds 504 NFTs from 51 collections including Bored Ape Yacht Club #4936 and it spent 43.98 ether ($164,832) on two Cryptopunks.
Eminem’s NFT spending spree follows the recording artist’s beat-inspired animated NFTs for Stans in April. Eminem’s NFT sale took place on the NFT marketplace Nifty Gateway. Furthermore, in August, Slim Shady and Paul Rosenberg joined a slew of venture funds that injected $30 million into the NFT market Makersplace.
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